A finished quilt (and some napkins too!)

You all wanted to see this one quilted, right? I couldn’t decide if I should branch out and try some other type of quilting, but ultimately went with the free motion stippling. There’s a lot going on on the front, so I didn’t want the quilting to be distracting. I think the all over stippling worked well because it’s nice and crinkly without taking anything away from the pattern.

I went for a very simple look for the back. I had this one piece of black and white Marimekko fabric in my stash and it just happened to be the exact size (and I mean exact… no room for error here!). Since it was the perfect size, I opted to use just that piece for the entire backing.

I used the solid green for the binding, and I think it really works to complete the pattern, plus, it looks nice with the black and white print on the back! Final measurement is 37″ x 45″.

And lest you think that I failed on my mission to make some napkins this weekend, here’s a completed stack. You’d think these would be fast to sew, but of course I decided to go with a decorative stitch for the hem, and it definitely takes longer than I expected! I have about a week left, so if I do a couple more each day, I should be good!

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37 Responses to A finished quilt (and some napkins too!)

  1. 1
    Carrie says:

    Love that backing fabric! It turned out great. Good luck on getting the napkins finished!

  2. 2
    Melanie says:

    I love this quilt! And the fabric you used for the back is gorgeous!

  3. 3
    MichelleB says:

    ~swoon~ That quilt is fabulous. And that backing – oh my goodness. Just perfect. Good luck on the napkins, too!

  4. 4
    Sarah says:

    Wow! you whipped out that quilt in no time! I love the napkins, so pretty! I would be afraid to use them!

  5. 5
    Cami says:

    Love love love it! So cute. I love the colors and the backing is absolutely perfect. Such a great pattern.

  6. 6
    nicole says:

    It is absolutely darling! and the backing is just perfect.

  7. 7
    betsy says:

    lovely quilt.
    what are the napkins for?

  8. 8
    Lisa says:

    I love this shade of green. You have such a good eye for color and layout! The back is perfect.

  9. 9
    Alissa says:

    Oh I love the quilt! That fabric on the back is SO nice!!! And I hear you on that decorative stitch. I made the table runners for our wedding (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alissacrafts/2683271983) and also used a decorative stitch that took forever!! Hope it goes well! From the look of the stack of napkins, your wedding is gonna look great!

  10. 10
    Patty says:

    I love how the green looks on this quilt! You did a wonderful job and the back is so perfect.

  11. 11
    Barb says:

    you and I must think alike. I’m doing something very similar in black/white / purple!

  12. 12
    Michaela says:

    That backing fabric is soooo beautiful. Love it! Black and White and Green are great combo.

  13. 13
    Leigh says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I think I need to make an all black, white, and green one for me!

  14. 14
    Cheryl says:

    Ah, Marrimekko, how I love thee… That might be one of the best string quilts I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous!

  15. 15
    Liz U. says:

    I just can’t get over how PRETTY that quilt is.

  16. 16
    carrie says:

    Love the black and white… very fun!

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  18. 18

    Your quilt looks great! I love that backing fabric too :)

  19. 19
    Pikku-Kettu says:

    Beautiful! I love the non-traditional color scheme. :)

  20. 20
    Sara says:

    You are so good at this quilting thing. Wonderful work on this one.
    And I love the prevalence of polkadots in your napkins!

  21. 21
    Alana says:

    Wow! That quilt is gorgeous! I think I am going to have to do a green, white and black quilt next after seeing how great yours turned out!

  22. 22
    Janis says:

    It came out wonderful! I love the backing too. And your spring colors quilt is amazing. I like how the larger pieces preserve the integrity of the fabric designs but the small centers keep it moving. Well done!

  23. 23
    amandajean says:

    don’t you love it when the fabric is the EXACT size you need? it happened to me. once. and it was fabulous.

  24. 24
    Allie says:

    Your quilt turned out beautiful! I LOVE the back!

  25. 25
    Julie says:

    I love the backing…you did a great job. It is really beautiful.

    Do you know the name of the Marimekko fabric?

  26. 26
    jacquie says:

    even better now that it’s quilted! LOVE the back…amazing fabric!!!

  27. 27
    katie says:

    your quilt came out so great! i love it.

  28. 28
    Corinne says:

    Thanks for the email!
    Great Quilt….

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  32. 29
    Dawn Hines says:

    wondering what is the name of the pattern you used on this quilt? hoping to make it, but need a pattern.
    It is soooo beautiful
    Thanks

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  36. 30
    Cathy Monahan says:

    Can you tell me what pattern you used to do cookies and cream quilt in black and white with blue trim?

    it is just what I was looking for.

    thank you
    cathy

  37. 31
    Adeline Majeau says:

    Love both the blacks, white & green plus the backing. My granddaughter has requested I make a similar one for her grad gift. What is the pattern called, if you don’t mind. I work best with patterns as a quide.

    Thanks – Adeline

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